It is no secret that people choose to purchase a vape when they’re wanting to quit smoking and for many, these devices can make doing so much easier. Often, the hardest part of giving up cigarettes and tobacco is reducing the amount of nicotine you’re having. As you’re likely to already know, nicotine is a highly addictive chemical and vaping an e-liquid that contains nicotine can help you to slowly reduce the amount that you crave.
You may have noticed when looking at vape starter kits and different e-liquids that you can purchase nicotine shots, commonly also referred to as nic shots. This shot is essentially a small concentrated bottle of unflavoured nicotine that can be added to larger bottles of e-liquids to make the perfect strength for the user. When adding nicotine shots to e-liquid for the first time, you may be wondering what nicotine strength you should be aiming for, so to help you, below is a guide that you may find beneficial.
How are nicotine strengths shown in e-liquids?
The majority of the time, you can expect e-liquid strength to be shown in mg/ml. This stands for milligrams per millilitre and means that for every millilitre of e-liquid there will be a certain amount of nicotine. Ultimately, the lower the mg/ml, the less nicotine in the e-liquid.
When purchasing nicotine shots, it is important to check the strength of the bottle as this will help you to ensure that you’re adding the correct amount to your e-liquid. Typically, a 10ml bottle will be 18mg and this is what we will base the below information on.
If you’re a heavy smoker and you’d usually get through a pack of cigarettes a day then you should ideally aim for your e-liquid to be 12mg/ml. This strength should help you to keep your craving at bay when you first start vaping.
So, for example, you will need to add 4 nicotine shot bottles to a 50ml bottle of e-liquid. This will provide you with 90ml of e-liquid that is 12mg/ml in strength. Getting 12mg Nicotine Strength may not be possible with many short fills in EU however we have recently introduced Xtreme Long Fill E-liquid that makes this possible.
Just simply add all the nicotine shots provided with the bottle and you will have 12mg nicotine Strength.
If you’re a moderate smoker and you usually smoke around 10 cigarettes a day or you usually smoke ’light’ cigarettes, then you should look to create a 6mg/ml e-liquid.
In order to get this strength, you should add 2 nicotine shot bottles to a 50ml bottle of e-liquid. This will then give you a 70ml of e-liquid that is then 6mg/ml in strength.
If you’re only a light smoker and you tend to smoke a few cigarettes a day or you’re just a social smoker, then it will probably be best to create an e-liquid that is 3mg/ml. This is usually the lowest strength before having no nicotine at all.
You will need to add 1 nicotine shot bottle to a 50ml bottle of e-liquid. This will then give you 60ml of e-liquid that is 3mg/ml in strength.
Never smoked before
If you want to cut out nicotine all together or you’ve never even smoked before, then you will want a 0mg/ml e-liquid. This is the easiest strength to get as you won’t need to add any nicotine shot bottles at all.
Simply purchase an e-liquid that doesn’t contain any nicotine and you will be good to go.
Adding nicotine shots to your e-liquid
Hopefully, you will now know how to increase the nicotine in your e-liquid enough to meet your current needs. Of course, when wanting to quit smoking, over time you should slowly start to reduce the nicotine content in your e-liquid and it couldn’t be easier to do so. Simply move through the strengths above until you reach 0 milligrams per millilitre. Whilst this may take time to do, as long as you’re reducing the number of nicotine shots you use, you will be moving in the right direction.
When looking to purchase a vape starter kit, some e-liquid and also nicotine shots, be sure to visit The Vape Life website today. We stock a huge range of vape products, so you can rely on us to have absolutely everything you need to quit smoking. If you require any assistance at all, our friendly and experienced team will happily help. Why not pop into our vape store in Dublin and we can discuss your needs in more detail before ensuring that you purchase the products that are most suitable for you?